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Restaurants

Washington D.C.

2 Amys
3715 Macomb St. NW, Washington, DC 20016
202-885-5700
Style: Authentic Neapolitan Pizza
CiaoDC Tip: They don’t take reservations, so plan to get there early!

Acqua Al Due
212 7th St SE, Washington D.C., DC 20003
202-525-4375
Style: Florentinian
CiaoDC Tip: The Assaggio di Primi sometimes comes with delicious surprises that aren’t on the menu.

Al Crostino
1324 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
202-797-0523
CiaoDC Tip: True to the name of the restaurant, the crostini are to die for!

Al Tiramisu
2014 P St., NW, Washington, DC 20036
202-467-4466
CiaoDC Tip: Make a reservation early. The restaurant is small and always busy!

Cafe Milano
3251 Prospect St. NW, Washington, DC 20007
202-333-6183
Style: Southern Italian

Casa Nonna
1250 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036
202-629-2505
Style: Southern Italian homestyle
CiaoDC Tip: Check out the daily and monthly specials on the menu

Dino
3435 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-686-2966
Style: Rustic Italian featuring the flavors of Venice and Southern Tuscany (Montalcino)
CiaoDC Tip:
Check their website for special features including fixed price menus Sunday through Thursday (3 courses for $27), free corkage Monday-Wednesday and 33% off wines over $50 on Sundays and Mondays.

Famous Luigis
1132 19th St. NW, Washington, DC 20035
202-331-7574

Galileo III Ristorante Italiano
600 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005
202-783-0083
Style: Authentic Italian
CiaoDC Tip: Roberto Donna’s third iteration brings back the laboratorio and features a pre and post theatre dinner menu.

Il Canale
1063 31st St. NW, Washington, DC 20007
202-337-4444
Style: Southern Italian, Neapolitan Pizza
CiaoDC Tip: Antipasti with cheeses and meats are excellent.

Mezza Luna Restaurant
& Toscana Catering
1140 19th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-429-8889

Pasta Mia
1790 Columbia Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20009
202-328-9114
Style: Italian, pasta only
CiaoDC Tip: Don't bother asking for adjustments, everything comes with cheese on it!

Pizzeria Paradiso
3282 M St., NW, Washington, DC 20007
202-337-1245
2003 P St. NW, Washington, DC 20036
202-223-1245
Style: Authentic Pizza
CiaoDC Tip: Don’t ignore the other menu options, antipasti and panini are definitely worth a try.

Posto
1515 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-332-8613
Style: Mixture of “modern Italian” and classical dishes
CiaoDC Tip: Although it may sound daunting, the Bosina is unlike any appetizer you’ve ever eaten.

Potenza
1430 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20004
202-638-4444
Style: Rustic Italian
CiaoDC Tip: Not only is the restaurant great, they also have a bakery and wine store attached!

Sette Osteria
1666 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009
202-483-3070
Style: Southern Italian CiaoDC Tip: Adding the buffalo mozzarella to your pasta is definitely worth the extra $3

Teatro Goldoni
1909 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20006
202-955-9494
Style: “in the spirit of Venice”

Tosca
1112 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20004
202-367-1990
Style: Contemporary northern Italian cuisine
CiaoDC Tip: A good portion of waitstaff speaks Italian

Toscana Café
601 2nd St. NE, Washington, DC 20002
202-525-2693
Style: Fresh, seasonal, affordable Italian food

Northern Virginia

Ala Lucia

703-836-5123
315 Madison St, Alexandria, VA 22314
CiaoDC Tip: Ask for the sommelier to advise you on wine if you’re unsure about your selection. He is extremely knowledgeable and just happens to be Italian.

Geranio
722 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-548-0088
Style: Modern Italian with seasonal local ingredients.

Il Radicchio
1801 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
703-27-2627
CiaoDC Tip: The pasta with your choice of sauce definitely leaves enough for a second meal.

Landini Brothers
115 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-836-8404
Style: Northern Italian/ Tuscan

Osteria Marzano
6361 Walker Lane, Alexandria 22310
(Btwn Franconia-Springfield Pkwy & Beluah St)
703-201-7930
Style: Varied Italian Fare & Brick-oven Pizza

Pizzeria Orso
400 South Maple Ave., Falls Church, VA 22046
703-246-4460
Style: Traditional Neapolitan Pizza
CiaoDC Tip: Try the suppli al telefono to start.

Pupatella
5104 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203
571-312-7230
Style: Neapolitan Pizza and Friggitoria
CiaoDC Tip: The arancini are authentic and delicious.

Villa Mozart
4009 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030
703-691-4747
Style: Modern Italian
Ciao DC Tip: Prix Fixe dinner is a great value.


Italian Specialties

A. Litteri
517-519 Morse St NE, DC
202-544-0184
Similar to the Italian store, this Italian grocery and deli has everything from pasta to sauce, meats, cheeses, wines and more.  They also have a great selection of dolci (sweets) and a friendly staff to help you find what you need.

Catania Bakery
1404 N. Capitol St., DC 20002
202-332-5135
Supplying bread and biscotti to many of DC's finest Italian restaurants, the Catania Bakery is open to retail customers on Saturdays from 6AM to 1PM and serves up some of the best croissants and pastries in the District.  But be sure to get there early because they often sell out before noon!

Dolci Gelati
Available at the National Zoo & Vace Italian Deli in Cleveland Park
Pastry Chef Gianluigi Dellaccio
202-257-5323

The Italian Store
3123 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22201
703-528-6266
Featuring a variety of pizzas, Italian deli meats and sandwiches, along with a large selection of Italian wines and cheeses, the Italian store is the perfect place to pick up your next meal or the imported products that will help you make your next meal fantastico.

Mangialardo & Sons Inc. Italian Deli
1317 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, DC 20003
202-543-6212
This old-fashioned carryout sub shop and deli has been doing business since the 1950s.  Tony Mangialardo (owner) and his crew only accept cash, but the 8-inch sub you get for less than $7 is worth it.

Vace Italian Deli
3315 Connecticut Ave NW, DC 20008
202-363-1999
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4705 Miller Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816
301-654-6367
Boasting homemade fresh and frozen pasta, this family-run deli also has a wide array of wines and Italian groceries.  The DC location is just a few blocks from the Cleveland Park Metro Station.

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